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Chicken With Pomegranate

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 5 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 1/2 lbs 1135g / 40ozFryer chicken - cut up- (up to 3)
5 tablespoons 75mlShortening
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlPoultry seasoning
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlPepper
1 teaspoon 5mlOnion - finely chopped (large)
3 tablespoons 45mlButter
2 tablespoons 30mlTomato sauce
2 cups 292g / 10ozWalnuts - finely chopped
3 1/2 cups 829mlWater
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCinnamon
2 tablespoons 30mlLemon juice
1 cup 237mlFresh pomegranate juice
  OR 2 to 3 tbsp. Syrup (available in
  Greek or armenian
  Specialty stores)
1 tablespoon 15mlSugar

Recipe Instructions

Wash and prepare the chicken for frying. saute the chicken with poultry seasoning and salt and pepper in shortening until Tight brown on all sides, or bake chicken in 350F oven for 45 minutes. Set it aside. saute the onions in the butter until golden brown.

Add tomato sauce and saute for a few minutes. Add walnuts and saute over a medium fire for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly and be careful not to bum the walnuts. Add water, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, and pomegranate juice. Cover and let cook on a low fire for about 35 minutes. Taste the sauce, and if you find it a little sour; add sugar. Arrange the chicken over the sauce.

Cover and let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve with rice.

Note: In the Middle East, this is perhaps the favorite dish using pomegranates. Wild duck can be substituted for the chicken. So can beef; cut beef in 1-inch cubes and don't use poultry seasoning.

Arizona Magazine 10/94


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